El Pollo Loco, headquartered in Costa Mesa, California, is the nation's leading fire-grilled chicken restaurant chain.  The company is renowned for its masterfully citrus-marinated, fire-grilled chicken and handcrafted entrees using fresh ingredients inspired by Mexican recipes.  The company operates restaurants across the Southwest and has a leading market position in Southern California. El Pollo Loco is expanding its presence in key markets through a combination of company and existing and new franchisee development.  El Pollo Loco completed an initital public offering in 2014 (NASDAQ: LOCO). Freeman Spogli realized its investment in El Pollo Loco through public market transactions from 2014 to 2024.